Indiana University

High School Journalism Institute

Student Workshops

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Mark your calendars for the 2015 High School Journalism Institute. Sponsored by Indiana University's School of Journalism, the institute is designed for high school students who have accepted a position in high school media or for those interested in learning about journalism prior to their senior year.

Participants will examine the role of the media, analyze their own and other student publications, and develop the skills needed to produce quality publications. Faculty members from Indiana and around the country will guide study during this, the 69th consecutive journalism institute.
Students also will contribute material to, a website to showcase work and blog about events during the workshops. Participants also will take part in Lunch with a Pro sessions. Media professionals from all areas of journalism — broadcast, design, public relations, reporting and photography — will visit each session to have lunch with students and answer questions about work and careers.

The experience:
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  • Read, the website where attendees post their work, to get an idea of the types of workshops and projects.


Student Workshops 2015

Skills Workshops:

Students in these workshops will learn new skills or sharpen existing talents, and some will begin preparing their own schools' publications and media projects for the coming school year. These workshops offer hands-on experiences and tutorials.

Register now for these workshops, which will help you expand your skills in each area or tailor your work to your school's media projects.

Update: Registration now is closed. 
July 6-10, July 12-16
Television News
July 12-16
Communication Team
July 5-10, July 11-16
July 12-16
July 6-10
Graphic Design
July 6-10, July 12-16
Digital Photography
July 6-10, July 12-16
Documentary Filmmaking
July 12-16


Converged Newsrooms:

Operating as a converged newsroom, these workshops each contribute to the production of one online magazine. Experienced journalism advisers will guide students in brainstorming stories, devising newsgathering strategies, and assembling and producing their contributions to the magazine. Register in early 2015 for one of these workshops if you want to learn how to be a backpack journalist, practice online journalism, integrate social media and gain leadership experience through collaborating with other journalists.
Sports Journalism
July 12-16
Arts and Entertainment
July 12-16